Accession Number : ADA133865

Title :   General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (GPETE) Acquisition Considerations for Automated Calibration.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Stahler,William D

PDF Url : ADA133865

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Calibration is a vital logistics element that directly impacts operational readiness and mission capability. Declining manpower resources and fleet expansion necessitate improvements in calibration productivity. The Navy has initiated several calibration automation programs. Realization of the full potential of automated calibration systems requires that the test instrument be IEEE-488 general purpose interface bus (GPIB) configured. This thesis examines the relative costs and benefits of configuring general purpose electronic test equipment (GPETE) with GPIB to facilitate automated calibration. It does so through the development of a simple cost-benefit analysis and a discussion of non-quantifiable advantages and disadvantages, based upon extensive interviews with experts and literature research. In general, the analysis supports GPIB procurement when procurement quantities are large, calibration procedures are lengthy, and/or the calibration interval is short.

Descriptors :   *Computer applications, *Calibration, *Electronic equipment, *Test equipment, *Naval procurement, Automation, Microprocessors, Acquisition, Logistics support, Productivity, Bus conductors, Interfaces, Computer aided diagnosis, Cost analysis, Benefits, Cost effectiveness, Naval research, Management, Standards, Requirements, Specifications, Logistics planning, Logistics management, Naval equipment, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE